Civil rights leaders met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss their concerns about the DOJ's direction.
NAACP President Cornell William Brooks and General Counsel Brad Berry met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions Friday about the Justice Department tackling policing, voting rights and suppression affecting African Americans.
A civil rights committee and two law firms filed a lawsuit Monday seeking more voting rights for Black residents, who attorneys said are "prevented from electing candidates who represent their needs" in rural areas.
On the heels of Donald Trump being sworn into office, the DOJ requested that a voter ID law case in Texas be postponed.
New report exposes a "long-term assault on voting rights" in Georgia that starts at the highest levels of state government.
On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the "Higher Ground Moral Day of Action" demonstrations.
Sampson, who campaigned across the country for Bernie Sanders before the Vermont senator conceded the race to Hillary Clinton, said he was inspired by the youth who attended the rallies in droves.
Watch Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now panel discuss Pres. Obama's commencement speech at Howard University in the video clip above.
Republican lawmakers in Virginia are planning to sue Governor Terry McAuliffe because he overturned a 150-year-old law giving more than 200,000 convicted felons in the state of Virginia the right to vote. Governor McAuliffe says he has the legal and the moral authority to take action and argues that according to the Virginia constitution: “The Governor shall have power to remove […]
Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]
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